Pan across Arp 116

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This video shows Hubble observations of Arp 116, a pair of galaxies in the constellation of Virgo. It is made up of M60, a large elliptical galaxy, and a smaller, bluer spiral galaxy, NGC 4647. It has long been unclear whether the two galaxies are actually interacting, or whether they simply appear close together from our distant vantage point. However, detailed studies of Hubble pictures suggest that the pair are beginning to experience tidal forces.


NASA, ESA. Music: R. Vreeland (

About the Video

Release date:6 September 2012, 15:00
Related releases:heic1213
Duration:01m 01s

About the Object

Name:Arp 116, M 60, Messier 60, NGC 4647, NGC 4649
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Pair
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
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